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The new owner of the Whittemore Golf Course in Algona, Iowa has plowed it under to put in a corn crop for this year. This nine hole course was originally built in 1969. The new buyer decided that it would make more money as a farm than as a golf course.
This has caused some rift in the community since they now have lost their local course. Here is an article on the change over.
I have a feeling that we might start to see more of this happen in smaller corn belt cities if corn and bean prices stay high and the golf participation continues to decrease.
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